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March 12, 2018
7:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
All the Kings Men book cover
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Ike Book Talk: "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren

Monday, March 12, 2018

"All the King's Men" is a tale of power and corruption in the Depression-era South as it portrays the dramatic political rise and governorship of Willie Stark. Based loosely on the life and times of former Louisiana Governor, Huey P. Long, one central theme of the novel is that all actions have consequences, and that it is impossible for an individual to stand aloof and be a mere observer of life. Originally published in 1946 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1947, "Time" magazine lists "All the King's Men" among the top 100 novels. Linda Lewis will facilitate this discussion of the second title in the 2018 Ike Book Talk series, all of which have a connection to Dwight D. Eisenhower. All books in the 2018 Kansas Humanities Council Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) series are available to check out from the Abilene Public Library or for purchase at the Eisenhower Presidential Library gift shop. The programs are free and open to the public, and registration is not required.